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Children and Youth
Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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Volume: 7
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Child Development

May 1997 | 400 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Both the positive and the negative circumstances that confront children and young people living in cities are examined in this volume, which identifies the best researched-based solutions for improving these circumstances.

The contributors explore topics such as: factors that have influenced inner-city life - migration patterns and middle-class flights from cities and ghettos; the role of coping, resources and skills in an urban family's successful management of stress; community-university partnerships that offer workable solutions to urban children and their families; and the features of homes, schools and communities that promote academic success and healthy psychological development in adverse circumstances. They also discuss: barriers to urban schooling - underfunding, dangerous environments and teacher overload - and promising avenues of reform for effective schools; strategies for preventing violence and substance abuse among city youth; the use of cultural competency training for health-care providers to overcome geographic, language and ethnic barriers; and the development and implementation of collaborative programmes across disciplines to serve city children and their families better.

 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
Herbert J Walberg, Olga Reyes and Roger P Weissberg
Introduction and Overview
 
PART TWO: FAMILIES
Sharon Landesman Ramey and Craig T Ramey
The Role of Universities in Child Development
Geraldine K Brookins, Anne C Petersen and Lisa M Brooks
Youth and Families in the Inner City
Influencing Positive Outcomes

 
Patrick H Tolan and Deborah Gorman-Smith
Families and the Development of Urban Children
Sam Redding
Urban Myth
The Family in Hard Times

 
 
PART THREE: SCHOOLS
Margaret C Wang, Geneva D Haertel and Herbert J Walberg
Fostering Educational Resilience in Inner-City Schools
William Lowe Boyd and Roger C Shouse
The Problems and Promise of Urban Schools
Edward Seidman and Sabine E French
Normative School Transitions among Urban Adolescents
John U Ogbu
Understanding the School Performance of Urban Blacks
Some Essential Background Knowledge

 
Donald R Hellison and Nicholas J Cutforth
Extended Day Programs for Urban Children and Youth
From Theory to Practice

 
 
PART FOUR: HEALTH
Kelli A Komro, Frank Bingchang Hu and Brian R Flay
A Public Health Perspective on Urban Adolescents
Robert L Johnson
Health Perspectives on Urban Children and Youth
Suzanne Feetham
Families and Health in the Urban Environment
Implications for Programs, Research, and Policy

 
 
PART FIVE: CONCLUSIONS
Herbert J Wallberg et al
Afterword
Strengthening the Families, Education, and Health of Urban Children and Youth

 

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